Environmental Information Regulations

Introduction

For a full definition please see the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 part one, section two. In summary, environmental information is any information about the environment.

Requesting Information

If you wish to request details of information held about you by the College please use the Information Requests form.

Following your request, the College will contact you to verify that your credentials match those of the individual for whom you are requesting information.

Refusing a request

Information may be withheld if an exception applies and the public interest in withholding the information is greater than the public interest in disclosing it.

Details of exceptions which may apply can be found in The Environmental Information Regulations 2004 , part three, section 12.

If your request is refused you will be told which exception/s apply to the request and your right to appeal against the decision.

Timescales

A response will be sent to any request within 20 working days. This timescale may be extended if necessary if a qualified exemption is being considered requiring an assessment of the balance of public interest. You will however be notified of this and the estimated date of response.

If we are unable to identify the information requested we will contact you to clarify your request. The 20 working days will then start from the date when the request is clarified.

Cost

If a charge applies you will be advised of the amount and asked to confirm that you wish to continue the request.

Information use

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You are free to use it for your own purposes, non-commercial research or news reporting. Any other reuse, for example commercial publication, would require the permission from us.

Complaints

If you are not satisfied with the way your request has been handled you may follow our College Complaints Procedure.